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our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin with john lewis. he is a congressman from georgia, a democrat. he was one of the big six leaders of the civil rights movement andrmanaif the student nonviolent committee. this year, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march on washington. on that day in august, lewis was one of only 10 speakers who took to the steps of the lincoln memorial. he was just 23 years old. john lewis remains the last speaker still living. he has now told his story in a graphic novel. it is called "march, book one." i am pleased to have john lewis back at this table. welcome. >> thank you very much. good to see you, my friend, my brother. thank you for having me. >> rose: good. take me back. take me back to august 28, 1963, 50 years ago. >> well, 50 years ago i was only 23 years old, as you stated. it was an unbelievable day. on that day, 10 of us went up on capitol hill. we met with the leadership of the house and the senate, both democrats and republicans. then we came out of the senate building on constitution av
leader congressman john lewis. there will an number of bands and choirs performing in front of the crowd. joining us now from the lincoln memorial our mike viqueira. we have our dr. aubrey hendri hendrix{^l" ^}, and dr. williams of history and codirector of black studies. dr. hendrix, i want to start with you because you had a front-row seat to history last night. you were dining with a few important people. who might that have been. >> well, it was a large reception. i wasn't exactly dining with them. >> that's how we tell the story. >> janet lewis, a number of the king familie family, a number of religious leaders and it was a wonderful, best afire i've been to at the white house. >> one of the interesting things about working in washington as long as i did, there is a tendency when the audience watches the president, when they watch dr. king, they think they're watching someone who is larger than life. these are people who are trust in a moment of history p what was it like for him knowing this was going to be a big day for him as well. >> he was joking about it a little bit. he said,
. >>> congressman john lewis marched with martin luther king jr., sat in at lunch countering and literallterally bled for tht to vote. now he is reaching out to a new generation with a graphic novel on the civil rights movement. >> are you the boy from troy? are you john lewis? i just want to meet the boy from troy. i was so scared. who is this young man? that wanted to segregate, i didn't know what to say or what to do. dr. king, i am john robert lewis. i said my whole name. when i met dr. martin luther king jr., it changed my life. >> congressman john lewis on race in america then and now when we come back. [ male announcer ] if she keeps serving up sneezes... [ sneezing ] she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. and kids six years and older. every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've inv
from oprah winfrey. she uis to be followed by congressman john lewis. the king family will be introduced as well. let me bring in briefly john hopkins university professor, civil rights historian nathan connelly. let me get your perspective to what we're seeing from 50 years ago briefly before hearing from congressman lewis, and in his place, being the last of these great men who stood there. >> the context that leads us into the march on washington in 1963 tells us a lot about what we should be thinking about going forward. economic growth did not mean the same thing as economic justice. in the ten years that led into the march on washington, the american economy grew. the gdp by some 41%. at the same time, african-americans were suffering massive unemployment at a rate twice that of whites. those who did have jobs were largely consigned to jobs as domestics or underpaid agricultural workers. about 42% of african-americans, again in city, were living below the poverty line of $3,000 a year. so the march on washington in john lewis' attempt, in some case, to put a face
. >> president obama was among those celebrating king's legacy with his friend congressman john lewis. he was there on the march on washington and has a series of graphic novels chronicling the event. we spoke with him. wewhen i was growing up, would go downtown and see signs, white men, colored men, white women, colored women. go upstairs to the balcony, and i would come home and asked my mother and father, my grandparents why. they would say, that is the way it is. you not get in the way. do not get in trouble. when i first heard martin luther king, junior, it inspired me. i think in some strange way he was saying, you can do something. you can make a contribution. i wanted to attend troy state college. it was a school that had never admitted lack students, so i wrote a letter to martin luther king, junior, and told him i needed his help. area byme of bus ticket old, and i am 18 years i was scared. dr. king said, are you john lewis? are you the boy from troy? from then they called me the boy from troy. we became friends. the first time happened in nashville. was waiting to be served, an
changed her life. we also have my interview with congressman john lewis from the steps of lincoln memorial where he spoke a half a century ago. i'm honored to begin the second hour of our show tonight with bernie a. king, ceo of the king center. thank you for being here today. >> thank you. glad to be here. >> you head the king center where your mother founded many years ago. and you have struggled and worked to keep the legacy of your mother and father alive. and this march tomorrow is one of five days that you have helped to orchestrate and push and pull and make sure it happened. but you were a child when this happened. >> i was an infant. >> in arms when the march happened. and you were still very young when you lost your dad. how do you explain the fire in you? >> well, i mean, other than the holy spirit, that's where it comes from. it also comes from growing up in a home where we were taught about giving back service to our community. and also because my mother was so passionate. and we could sense and feel and see her passion. and i think that transferred to all of us in different a
. >>> and we'll hear from congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker from the march from the same exact spot he spoke 50 years ago today. this is a special edition of "politicsnation." stay with us. >> we must seize this moment. the dawning of a new day. the emergence of a new generation who is postured to change the world through collaborative power facilitated by unconditional love. >> when we freedom ring from every village and hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the negro spirit free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last. nascar is ab.out excitement but tracking all the action and hearing everything from our marketing partners, the media and millions of fans on social media can be a challenge. that's why we partnered with hp to build the new nascar fan and media engagement center. hp's technology helps us turn millions of tweets, posts and stories into real-time business
the speech. >>> and we'll hear from congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker from the march from the same exact spot he spoke 50 years ago today. this is a special edition of "politicsnation." stay with us. >> we must seize this moment. the dawning of a new day. the emergence of a new generation who is postured to change the world through collaborative power facilitated by unconditional love. >> when we freedom ring from every village and hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the negro spirit free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last. >>> the march to complete the dream continues. that's next. >>> tens of thousands of people gathered today to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. it was a celebration of the progress we've made since dr. king's speech, but it was also a reminder of the work that remains. president obama talked about fighting the economic
john lewis delivered with the same heat today as he did in 1963. >> i got arrested 40 times during the '60's. beaten and left bloody and unconscious. i'm not tired. i'm not weary. i'm not prepared to sit down and give up. i'm ready to fight and continue to fight and you must fight. thank you very much. >> and that was audrey barnes reporting. the next big event celebrating the march is this wednesday which is the actual day of the march. president obama is going to deliver a speech from the memorial. >> aaa mid-atlantic is warning marchers to be aware of their surrounding. don't fall asleep on the metro. carry electronic devices in your front pocket. avoid using electronics on the platform and don't leave valuables in your car. we have more on myfoxdc.com. >> before saturday's march on washington events got started, there was big drama between some of the city's top leaders. it happened at a d.c. statehood movement rally. as john henrehan reports, the organizers did not want former mayor barry to speak at the event. our cameras captured the controversy. >> 500 people gathered at th
legend and today a veteran congressman john lewis was among the leaders on hand for the unveiling of a new commemorative stamp. people have been boarding buses to washington from places like new orleans and atlanta. their issues are among the same ones 50 years ago, barriers to education, economic inequality. >> i actually think we were making some strides until trayvon martin's trial. how many of you had an opportunity to see that ? >> the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, it will be a big part of our coverage over the next few days here on america tonight. we'll take a look back at those amazing days and the dramatic events that led up is to the march and we'll get some insider stories on how, dr. king 's, story, delivering birmingham to the world. >> without birmingham 1963, the letter from the birmingham jail, it is unlikely that there would have been a march on washington. the letter was a national call to the conscience of america. using the real life, real time reality of birmingham as its template. >> clarence jones will join us next week. he'll tell us how he s
, of course, president barack obama. plus, civil rights icon, congress n congressman john lewis, the only surviving speaker from the 1963 march on washington will deliver his remarks. first we'll hear from superstar oprah winfrey. oprah is scheduled to speak any minute now. we wait for oprah winfrey and others to take to the podium, and they will begin to speak. joining me here in washington is my colleague, wolf blitzer. wolf, of course, you noaa wa very well. you have covered washington for decades. what does today mean for you and the nation's capital? >> it means a great deal. it means so much because all of us who have lived through these 50 years remember what it was like then. remember what we've gone through over these so many years. we know, of course, what it's like right now. don, it's very, very fascinating that at a sensitive moment like this, when the president of the united states getting ready to deliver his important remarks commemorating the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, he is right now also so preoccupied with the number one c
. she spoke today eloquently. john lewis, one of the leaders of the civil rights movement took a horrendous beating. my dad was there that day, and at the speech. so i was taken with it, still am. i think martin luther king will go down in history as at least one or two most important americans of the 20th century. >> bolling? >> i think president obama is a fantastic speaker. he puts together a nice speech, delivers it perfectly. i find it kind of interesting on this day where president obama approaches the podium and speaks about martin luther king junior, martin luther king junior was a passivist, he was anti-war. so this overhang of syria over president obama right now, with the decision, maybe it is go time in syria on the steps where martin luther king 50 years ago spoke about a peaceful world, about chain reaction of evil, war is producing more wars, must be broken or we shall be plunged into the dark annihilation. he's caught between a rock and a hard place right now. >> tough place to be. >> i was going to go to miss tantaros. >> no question, the turning point for a ve
. the youngest speaker at the march was a 23-year-old civil rights organizer from alabama named john lewis. leader of the student nonviolence coordinating committee. by the time of the march, lewis had been arrested 24 times for his activism during nonviolent protest. >> i want to hear a yell and thunder from all those people who are out there under the tree. let's hear you. >> there is a lot of noble talk about brotherhood. and then some americans drop the brother and keep the hood. this rally is not the end. it's the beginning. it's the beginning of a great moral crusade. to allow america do the unfinished work of american democracy. the congress has to act. >> by the forces of our demands, our determination and our numbers, we shall splitter the segregated south into a thousand pieces and put them together in the image of god and democracy. >> we must say wake up, america, wake up, for we cannot stop and we will not and cannot be patient. >> bob dylan played his new song, only a pawn in their game, about the murder of metger evers. peter paul and mary all he formed. and then there was d
with the significance of that march. nothing moved the crowd quite like representative john lewis, who was one of the original organizers of the march and the youngest speaker at the original march in 1963. he talked to the crowd about what inclusiveness and civil rights means today. >> all of us, it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino, asian american or native american. it doesn't matter whether we're straight or gay, we're one people, we're one family, we're one house. we all live in the same house. back in 1963, we hadn't heard of the internet. we didn't have a cellular telephone. but we used what we had to bring about the non-violent revolution and i said to all the young people, you must get out there and push and pull and make america what america should be for all of us! >> reporter: and again, we talked about this being the beginning, not the end. on wednesday, president barack obama will be here along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter along with a lot of hollywood celebrities like jamey foxx, oprah winfrey. they will be marking that 50th anniversary
. that was the theme echoed some 50 years ago. one who spoke here today spoke 50 years ago, congressman john lewis. before he spoke they heard from a man who bears the name of a man whose day and speech we remember all too well. only he is is the third, martin luther king iii. >> 50 years ago he delivered a sermon on this mountain, which crystallized like never before the painful pilgrimage, and aching aspirations of africa americanses yearning to breathe free in our own homelands. but martin luther king's utterings of 1963 were not laments of past injustices or a diatribe of true injustices of the day. but it was a tribute to the tenacity of an intrepid people who reused to remain in bondage. they were a clarion call to all people of good will to rise up together, to make this nation listen out the true meaning of its creed, and to perfect within us a more perfect union. and so i stand here today in this sacred place in my father's footsteps. i am humbled by the heavy hand of history, but more than that i am--i, like you, continue to feel his presence. i, like you, continue to hear his voice cryi
worried people may get the wrong idea about,ies john lewis putting this in a comic book? this is serious business. >> it is serious, but we had fun. it was drama. the thing about putting it in the comic book, thirn, young children, and people not so young would have an opportunity to read it and feel it. they compiled unreal artists. make it real. >> i think about what you went through, my grandparents went through. i don't always see that fire in young people now. it breaks my heart. it breaks my heart. what do you do with that? >> well, it is my hope, it is my desire to see another generation of young people with passion. i believe in passion. andrew will tell you, i told the story over and over again in this book. what are we going to do, john? i said we're going to march. you have to find a way to dramatize the issue. put a face on it. make it real. >> you're younger than me. you're sitting here with john lewis and you have a comic book that you have put together with john lewis. did you ever think in a million years that that would happen? come on. >> no, no. i mean, i say this. i w
that was busted. we'll tell you what else investigators found. >>> congressman john lewis tells a crowd gathered to mark the 50th anniversary on the march on washington that the fight for equal rights is not over. >> we cannot give up. we cannot give out. we cannot give in. >> lewis was the youngest speaker during the 1963 civil rights march and we're going to speak with him about what the movement still needs to accomplish. >>> miley cyrus causing a lot of blushing last night at the vma awards. why parents are now kind of angry. nts and alumni. people like, maria salazar, an executive director at american red cross. or garlin smith, video account director at yahoo. and for every garlin, thousands more are hired by hundreds of top companies. each expanding the influence of our proud university of phoenix network. that's right, university of phoenix. enroll now. we've got a frame waiting for you. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for her, she's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with her all day to see how it goes. [ claira ] after the deliveries, i was
to happen. he thought it would get out of control. he thought it might have speakers like john lewis who would go in directions more radical. he kept his detains. they made arrangements so if someone got too radical in one of the speeches they would play a recording of mahalia jackson sayinging "he inin inin ining - the whole world in his hands." at the end of the day he said i wish the lives. presidents can only do so much. oftentimes it takes a demonstration like this or perhaps demonstrations like the agreement riders of birmingham to push a president to do the things he should. >> john lewis has told me how president kennedy was so concerned about his security and how the white house did not want this to happen that it was only afterwards that he invited them to the oval office, all the leaders and welcomed them in and said he had been watching and that he was proud of them and proud of what they had achieved. that was the first acknowledgment by the white house. it was a peaceful march by people who had been the victims of violence not the perpetrators of violence. >> that's exactly
, congressman john lewis reminded those and i don't know how you could forget the circumstances of the time that led these people to be exas youed by the weight of racism, discrimination, the lack of jobs and lack of equality, quite honestly. let me play what congressman louis said today on those very steps. >> those signs that said white and colored are gone. and you won't see them anymore. but they're still invisible signs, barriers in the hearts of humankind that form a gulf between us. too many of us still believe our differences define us instead of the divine spark that runs through all of human creation. >> eugene, and it is so true today when you think about some of the headlines of the incendiary headlines that seem to want to tear us apart and you have congressman louis, i have on my phone, for example, a poll tax receipt from one of my relatives in texas who had to pay to vote. and the conversations that we get distracted with where folks are trying to quite divide, conquer and divide and not talk about the real issues that continue today. >> yeah, and that continues, tamron. i r
we have the privilege of serving with john lewis, some of us for over 25 years in the congress, and aren't we proud of that. i also want to mention that 50 years ago, though he was not a member of congress at the time that john conyers was one of three people invited to the white house to meet with president john f. kennedy following the civil rights march, the march for jobs, justice and freedom, who is with us. 50 years ago we had the first catholic president in the white house. today we have the first african-american president and the first african-american first family leading our country so beautifully from the white house. you know we come together here at a time when there is a monument to reverend martin luther king on the mall. here he sits with presidents of the united states so appropriately. we have a day set aside as a national holiday to celebrate his birthday. but he would want us to celebrate him, his birth and his legacy by acting upon his agenda, by realizing the dream, by making the minimum wage a living wage, by having not just family and medical leave, but
and gene get on a plane and come up here. >> reporter: this is important. >> yeah. >> reporter: john lewis, the newly appointed chairman of the student non-violent committee was already there. >> when we met with president kennedy, he was afraid there would be violence. >> how long can we be patient? >> reporter: like king, lewis was one of the march organizers and speakers. >> we want to be free now. >> reporter: at what point did you recognize it as an historic moment? >> when i stepped to the podium, i saw hundreds and hundreds of young people. i said to myself, this is it. >> reporter: the civil rights movement was in many ways a youth movement. dr. king was 34, lewis, 23. you were still a kid. >> i grew up. when you had been sitting on the lunch counter stool and someone walks up and spits on you, or pour hot water or hot coffee on you, and you are committed to non-violence. you have to grow up. to go on freedom rides in 1961, the same year that president barack obama was born, and to be beaten, you had to grow up. so by the time of the march on washington i was 23, but an older perso
congressman, reverend john lewis. he is not only a fierce civil rights activist, but he is also a staunch environmental champion. he has said that the environmental movement is an extension of civil and human rights, and that is because the childrenthese and everywhere are the most impacted and adversely impacted, disproportionally impacted. in a world justice where powerful people and theorations can affect lives of every man, woman and child. our children cannot prosper if we continue to destroy the natural systems that support all of our lives. our children cannot prosper and they are sick and from -- ackened from exposure to toxic cocktail of chemicals that are unregulated and untested in the air they breathe, the water they drink, the food they eat, and the product they use. our children and their children cannot prosper when they face a future of record temperatures, .ising seas and extreme weather unless we work together, we will be handing our children problems that they cannot solve. time is running out. we have a moral mandate to protect and to preserve our children's health, qu
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. there was reason for that. even john lewis was preaching civil disobedience until early that morning. but we went out on the street. but it was not an angry crowd. these were respectful people. we came back and that realization slowly dawned on people in the room that, as you heard on the jfk film clip, with great relief this was going to be not just a political demonstration. this was going to be a monumental for wlak america. >> you mention the dixiecrats, white southern democrats, but we have a clip -- this was from governor, not a senator, george wallace, one of the preeminent dixie crats of '60s, responding to john f. kennedy, saying positive things about the march. >> the president has said this is in the great tradition. i shall look forward to being there, but at the same time, the great tradition, they have already alerted thousands upon thousands of troops in the area of washington for preparation for this matter and so this great tradition of marching in washington, on the one hand being invited, on the other hand, they're preparing for -- as if we were going to have a civil war in was
have the courage. in the name of dr. king, a. philip randolph, bayard rustin, congressman john lewis, dorothy height, on behalf of those whose names will never be known, we must recommit to the struggle as stewards of a nation that belongs to the rich and poor, to the ceo and a sanitation worker, and those with and those without. we have the responsibility to build on a legacy that has been left to us all. we must protect the most fundamental rights we have, the right to vote. we must ensure corporate forces will never be silent. we must fight for good jobs and decent pay. and we must become a just and fair society of our ideals. above all, we must uphold the principle that everyone who contributes to the prosperity of this nation should share in the prosperity of our nation. thank you. [applause] >> please welcome the u.s. representative from maryland's fourth district, the honorable donna edwards. >> i represent maryland's fourth congressional district. as the first african-american woman to represent maryland in the house of representatives, on behalf of my sisters in congress, i
-year-old john lewis who stirred the crowd. >> we do not want our freedom gradually. we want to be free now. >> i looked up, and i came to the podium and saw hundreds and thousands of people, black and white. >> this is georgia congressman john lewis today. 50 years older, but no less dedicated. >> it was very pleasing to see that whole group come in from hollywood, the entertainers, the musicians. >> charlton heston, james garner, harry belafonte, and marlon brando were front and center whenning young john lewis spoke. >> my friends, let us not forget that we're involved in a serious social revolution. >> when i had finished speaking, dr. king said, "you did a good job, john." >> the march was a turning point for america, leading to the 1964 civil rights accident. >> we must continue to come together. >> good morning, everybody. >> which is why these people boarded that bus bound for the 50th anniversary commemoration. this woman was just a baby in 1963. >> i was born two days before the march. >> i was there. >> but this man was there in 1963, and he's returning now, half a century la
. we came to washington, trying to register people to vote. john lewis was our chairman who spoke earlier and he was scheduled to speak at the march, but when he got to the march and saw his speech, the elderly said no, no, no. >> in fact, there were some words in his speech that people objected to, right? he would use the word revolution and masses and the elders in the group or leadership in the group said, no, that might be a little too strong. so he ended up including some other language, like endorsing president kennedy's civil rights bills and dropping some other stuff, right? >> the problem were that we were the revolutionary vanguard of the movement. we felt right at home, masses of people, movements, et cetera. he turned it down just a little bit. >> so, toning it down though, at that moment, at that time, did you feel you were giving in or watering down the message? did you find some common ground with that? >> john was determined to make his point in a different way. and he did. and black people, too, and white people, but we think it was wrong. my own feeling has been
secretary of state colin powell, and legendary civil rights leader, georgia congressman, john lewis, who was with king that day. plus we'll hear general powell's advice to the president on the crisis in the middle east. >> in both egypt and syria, america has to take a much more-- much more clever role. >> schieffer: we'll also talk about the situation in syria with jack reed and michael mccaul. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. tens of thousands turned out in washington yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the march. we'll begin today with someone who was not in washington when dr. king spoke and didn't know about the speech for weeks. colin powell was an army officer in the jungles of vietnam, but his wife and son were in birmingham. it was the summer bull conner had sicked police dogs on protesters there, so as powell fought the viet cong, his father was back in alabama guarding his family. >> my wife didn't tell me. she didn't want to bother me. ma
. we'll also hear from congressman john lewis. i talk to him today from the exact spot on the lincoln memorial where he spoke 50 years ago. and we'll hear from some of the young people who traveled hundreds of miles to attend the march and helped change the course of history. i'm honored to begin this show tonight with martin luther king iii and the reverend joseph lowrie who call the beginning of the civil rights movement and was also a cofounder of the leadership conference. thank you both for being with me on this historic occasion. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> let me start with you, martin. tomorrow we are having the continuation march that you and i have spearheaded saying that we must combat today's ills and what remains. but let's go back 50 years ago. your father made a speech that has been called one of the great orations in american history. and yet to him -- to you he was just dad. and you continuing to fight in his tradition, what does it mean for you to be here where your father literally changed history? >> well, rev, what it means to me is that while we
john lewis, the freedom fighters, and so many others helped us in -- helped make it possible for us to vote. that is a movement. national action network, since the last year, traveling across the nation ensuring that no vote is suppressed. we are continuing the movement. a march on washington, 50 years ago, was a powerful moment. the women who were the backbone of the civil rights moment -- civil rights movement who could not speak paved the way for me to speak whenever i want to and what ever i want to. he created a movement. mothers and sisters, today our lives may be experiencing pain. we have experienced moments of suffering. our pride has been down, confusion and unbearable moments. what matters is how we use those moments to gather together and unite as an opportunity to energize a movement. backward, never. forward, always. we can accomplish what we will. overall very much for supporting the national action network. -- thank you very much for supporting the national action network. >> good morning. >> good morning. my name is crystal ball, i am host of "the cycle" on msnbc. i
john lewis, mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, and develop nor of louisiana, bobby jindal. also, we'll explore the overall state of american dream -- civil rightses, the struggle of the middle classes, issues at the heart of our political debate. our roundtable weighs in. host of msnbc's "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton, pulitzer prize-winning journalist sheryl wudunn, republican congressman from idaho, raul labrador, and unique perspective from historian doris kearns goodwin as well as "new york times" columnist david brooks. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday, august 25th. good sunday morning. thousands of people gathered here in washington saturday to re-create the march on washington where dr. king gave his famous i have a dream speech. and it was exactly 50 years ago today, august 25th, 1963, that dr. king and the executive secretary of the naacp, roy wilkins, appeared right here on "meet the press." many of you either already had the chance or will have the opportunity to see that special program as we have made it the original bro
. >>> today, john lewis saw striking workers on tv and rushed to the picket line to join them. we'll bring you what he said. that's ahead. in your contact lenses, ask about the air optix® contacts so breathable they're approved for up to 30 nights of continuous wear. serious eye problems may occur. ask your doctor and visit airoptix.com for safety information and a free one-month trial. at humana, our medicare agents sit down with you and ask. being active. and being with this guy. [ male announcer ] getting to know you is how we help you choose the humana medicare plan that works best for you. mi familia. ♪ [ male announcer ] we want to help you achieve your best health, so you can keep doing the things that are important to you. taking care of our customers. taking care of her. and the next thing on our list is bungee jumping. [ male announcer ] helping you -- now that's what's important to us. what are you guys doing? having some fiber! with new phillips' fiber good gummies. they're fruity delicious! just two gummies have 4 grams of fiber! to help support regularity! i want some... [ wom
made noise like john lewis said today and he said i think we have to be sympathetic to vietnam and draft dodgers as they were called back then and tried to not allow julian to have a seat to be represented and then he has gone on his whole career. it has been so bray. recently he was arrested over the keystone pipeline. he has fought for gay marriage so when we are talking about all of the great figures of this r era, julian bond really deserves a call out. in the history field he always makes sure scholars like myself are exact and anybody doing a ph.d. dissertation clears it with him because he is a meticulous scholar of the movement. >> doctor, let me bring you in. >> i went to a church in albany, georgia, and a woman was praying one night and said i have a dream. king heard that. in his typical baptist preacher fashion said i will use that one day, and so he extracted that phrase from prathea hall, one of the great preachers of her generation, now dead, and she was a member of snip and he used that energy of prayer and extracted that phrase and first used it in the detroi
, there is john lewis, looking very, very young. lynn, you've said that john lewis's speech was very important to you. >> it was. he was not much older than i, and just hearing him speak out in the spirit that i believed in of really stepping forward and agitating and making sure what was needed would happen, i think he spoke to the young people that day. >> i'm sorry, go ahead. >> brother lewis told me when i gave him that photo, he said that that's a scared rabbit. [ laughter ] >> he said that he was 22 and about to address the nation, and had just been through the mill, because his speech was very militant, and i mean, not that anybody disagreed with anything he said, it was just that they -- we were there to try to persuade people, not to provoke them. >> tough to thing of june lewis as a scared rabbit under any circumstances. >> in fact, his speech was toned down. it was insisted that he tone it down. i think he had intended about marching through the south the way that sherman marched to the sea. >> non-violently. [ laughter ] >> i think that made the whole day so miraculous, because eve
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